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Create Snapchat Stories From Your Camera Roll (5 Simple Steps)

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Snapchat stories is best captured during a particular moment in your daily life that you want to share with your friends. For example, you are at an event, and you want to share the experiences to your friend by capturing snap videos and share it in the Snapchat story mode. However, not all places have good internet coverage. Therefore you can only upload a snap video to your Snapchat story when you have a good internet connection.

In Snapchat, you have the option of creating snapchat stories from your camera roll instead of direct from your camera feed. By using this option, you can capture a video that is less than 10 seconds and save it to your camera roll first. Videos longer than 10 seconds will be posted in a multiple snap. Once you have a good internet connection, you can then upload that video into your Snapchat story.

The advantages of creating Snapchat stories from your camera roll instead of direct from your camera feed is as follows:-

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By choosing to capture a video first and save it to your camera roll, you will have the option of uploading it to your snapchat story once you have a Wi-Fi. Therefore you do not need to spend the 3G or 4G data coverage if you take a snap video during that event itself.


Admit it. Sometimes you think the moment is great for a snap story but when you upload it to your story, not so much happening as you have imagined. You can choose to delete the snap but probably some of your friends already seen it. The best option is to capture several videos and choose which one is the best for you to upload in the Snapchat story later on.


You can spice up your Snapchat story by adding a past video to your current video in a single Snapchat story.


When you are capturing an event with a snap video, you probably a limited amount of time to put the filter or any special effect. This is probably due to many distractions and things at time. Therefore, if you save the video and upload it later, you will have some time to look at the filter and special effect you want to use.

Here we are going to show you the simple steps on how to create your Snapchat stories from the Camera Roll.

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Step 1
Open your Snapchat app. In the camera menu of your Snapchat, tap the little circle below the big circle button.

Step 2
This will open the Snapchat memories menu. Choose “Camera Roll”.

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Step 3
Snapchat will access your phone’s camera roll. Select the videos or pictures you want to add into your Snapchat story. If you choose a video longer than 10 seconds, it will be split into multiple snap.

Step 4
You can then add filters and special effect to your pictures or videos

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You can also choose to move the videos or pictures you have edited to “My Eyes” only if you are not ready yet to publish it in your story.

Step 5
After you are satisfied, you can submit your video or picture that you have edited from the camera roll to “My Story”

So, there you have it. The 5 simple steps on how you can create a Snapchat story from your very own phone’s camera roll. Do you have any tips on Snapchat stories? Share with us at the comment section below. Before you leave, please check also our previous article on how to send Snapchat Stories to someone else.

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